TALLADEGA, Ala. – The Talladega National Forest – Talladega Ranger District is planning to burn 1201 acres today, 9 miles east of Talladega, Alabama and 8 miles south of Munford, Alabama.

Forest Service roads 637, 637K, and 637G form portions of this burn boundary and should be traveled with caution. During today’s burn, the public will notice Forest Service fire crews and equipment. Smoke may also be visible on Highway 77, Highway 281, and Highway 21 south and west of this burn area.

The wind is expected to be out of the northwest and carry the smoke to the north towards the Ashland and Lineville areas. As the temperatures cool later today, the smoke may begin to settle down Horse Creek and Cheaha Creek drainages. Some settling may also occur around the general area of the burn. Signs will be posted if needed. If encountering smoke on roadways, please slow down, turn on your low-beam headlights and use caution when encountering prescribed burning operations and smoke.

Remember, a prescribed burn is a controlled fire ignited by professionally trained and experienced Forest Service personnel. A prescribed burn is carefully planned to improve the health of your national forest. If you have any questions, please contact the Talladega National Forest Fire Dispatch at (334) 241-8105.

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